Northumberland County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Northumberland County Pennsylvania social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.


A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Northumberland County Assistance Food Stamp Office 320 Chestnut Street Sunbury PA 17801 570-988-5900


A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Milton Housing Authority 50 Mahoning Street Milton PA 17847 570-742-8797

Northumberland County Housing Authority 420 West 7th Street Mount Carmel PA 17851 570-339-5844

Shamokin City Housing Authority 1 East Independence Street Shamokin PA 17872 570-644-0431

Sunbury Housing Authority 725 Chestnut Street Sunbury PA 17801 570-286-7752


A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Shamokin Family Planning Plus WIC Office 10 East Independence Street Shamokin PA 17872 570-648-1521

Sunbury Family Planning Plus WIC Office 153 South 2nd Street Sunbury PA 17801 570-988-1945